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Ella Henderson: 'Cowell doesn't control me'

26 August 2014 Last updated at 11:28 BST

As one of the favourites to win, Ella Henderson's exit from the X Factor finals two years ago was described as one of the biggest shocks the show had ever seen.

However the eighteen-year-old has proved that winning certainly isn't everything. Henderson can count Adele and Cher as her fans and she made it to number one with her debut single.

Ella spoke to BBC Breakfast about her rise to fame and why she is not intimidated by her label boss Simon Cowell.